Sunday, June 7, 2009

Myanmar Democracy Movement on the Wane

Myanmar Democracy Movement on the Wane

As Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial approaches a predictable conclusion the verdict may already be in for Myanmar's pro-democracy movement. The opposition appears increasingly powerless, divided and incapable of mustering the international intervention needed to overthrow the country's long-ruling military government.

Western threats of crippling economic sanctions have yet to materialize, and the government's closest allies, China, Russia and India have remained silent.

Myanmar streets of Yangon are cloaked in a renewed reign of fear, rage and helplessness. As the trial of Suu Kyi resumes the people of Myanmar are left with little more than a day-to-day existence and wishful thinking.

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